Friday, November 20, 2009

~ Baking Ups and Downs ~

Oh No!
Does this ever happen to your cookies?
Flat as pancakes
What did I do wrong?
They look like something the birds would enjoy


My apple crisp did turn out!
Our favourite after school snack
Do you have a favourite baked item
that brings comfort to your soul?

40 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Koralee! Your cookies look delicious just the same! My favorite comfort food is pasta, or any starch for that matter. My favorite dish this time of year? Roasted chestnut and mushroom soup! Have a beautiful Thanksgiving and God bless! Anita

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

great minds! I posted today about pumpkin pancakes - they are my favorite fall comfort food of the season!!

Love your blog - so excited to have come across it!

Elise said...

My mother used to make bread that was so heavy we couldn't eat it so she stuck it on the lawn and once, a blackbird got it's feet stuck in the bread ! It was ok in the end....

Jacqueline said...

All food is a comfort to me, Koralee !! I love it. I'm sure your cookies still tasted good. As it's getting colder here in the U.K, I think that casseroles and stews are a real comfort.
Enjoy your food this weekend. XXXX

Feelings said...

I love apple pie, crunchy with vanilla sauce...mmmm. That´s so good.

Actually, we got a cookie in Sweden, that is totally flat,it´s called "Hvreflarn", and really a favorite among Swedes... So lets pretend that´s what you´ve baked.
I can´t tell you why they turned out that way, but I´ve heard, that making bakerys and desserts, one has to be very exact with all ingredients.

Come on over, You´ve got something to collect...

Hugs/
Luiza

Feelings said...

I mean "Havreflarn". That´s a thin oatcookie...

JamaGenie said...

I don't know why cookies sometimes turn out flat - they just do. Same as some days we don't feel like "rising". lol!

paperhill said...

i bet they still taste good and they look pretty just the same! i too love to bake but haven't done much of it lately. for me there's nothing better than a homemade chocolate chip cookie! i love making them with the kids. hope you have a lovely weekend and i can't wait to see how your pinecones turn out. i'm hoping to get to mine today or tomorrow!

Maria said...

Hi Koralee! There must have been something in the air this week... Remember the Pumpkin Pecan Biscotti Recipe ...
Well... I made them on Monday, and mine are like old taffy, just a little crispy-mostly hard & chewy... not biscottis!
They're "tooth-breakers!"
*the chocolate end is really good though ;o) I think they "fell" because I walked away from the finished dough to answer the phone, when I came back (15 mins later) the dough had actually risen a little from the baking powder. So, they didn't rise in the oven as they should have. Consequently, Chris and I are eating them (not suitable for sharing) ...
I think we'll do anything to get to the chocolate end...
~~~ what a lesson!
hope your weekend is sweet ~Maria

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Koralee... my favorite baked item is still my mama's recipe for chocolate chip cookies, partly because they taste sooo yummy and partly because they remind me of happy times with my mama... Bisous... Julie Marie

Anne Marie said...

the flat cookie eh? sometimes mine do that, and I swear it's when the barometric pressure drops -

we crumple them up in ice cream, or make ice cream sandwiches out of them, but really? don't know why that happens - unless it was 'whipped up' to much and stretch the gluton in the flour
(I sound like I know what I'm talking about don't I?)
lol

Zuzu said...

When my cookies come out flat, I toss a little extra flour in next time. Yours still look yummy!

My favorite baked goodie is hot apple pie w/ ice cream. :)

Have a great weekend!
Zuzu

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Did you soften your butter ahead of time? I think that sometimes if the butter isn't blended really well with the other ingredients, the larger bits of butter cause the cookies to flatten. Just a theory...can't prove it. I made oatmeal-raisin last night, with a little dough pulled out to make a few oatmeal/chocolate chunk for me. Some friends just had a baby and "dad" pretty much ordered oatmeal raisin cookies as his treat.

I don't have one favorite baked item...I love most!

Sue

Maria said...

Oh Koralee... I did receive an email this week from Melitta. They still sell their frother. It never came up my search because I searched for a "milk frother." (It's just frother ;o)
I wanted to let you know... In case you don't find one locally...

caroline joy said...

I love any baked good with a cup of tea! My cookies always turn out flat. I'm not sure if I should blame it on my oven, the high altitude in Colorado -- or maybe the baker ;) I think I'll stick to sewing!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Hi Koralee, your cookies look very yummy !! My favorite food memories are always of Christmas Eve at my Italian Grandmother Carmella's home, she cooked all the fish/seafood dishes and baked up a storm. Her home was filled with family and friends. We try so hard to carry on those traditions.
Lovely pictures...I love the adorable red polished finger nails..so sweet!!
xx
Bunny

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Koralee,

You can even make flat cookies look absolutely stunning! Fabulous photos!! My favorite thing to bake is cupcakes, the decorating possibilities are endless.

Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Julie Harward said...

With the cookies...it's usually the butter that causes that problem. Just soften it, melting it makes them go flat. They still taste good though! I love any treat..I have such a sweet tooth! Come say hi :D

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Koralee~
That does happen to my cookies too! I think it is using real butter maybe? They look so good anyway~ I bet your house smelled heavenly~~~
Thank sweetness for my adorable Thank you note!!
Xo's

Vicki said...

Hi, Koralee,
Your cookies still look delicious to me. I love apple crisp, too. I guess my all time favorite baked goodie would be brownies, yummm...Have a beautiful weekend! Vicki p.s. I am showing your cute pink French poodle card at Bunny Cottage tomorrow.

Jane said...

HI Koralee - it is climatic apparently. Bakers always talk about it. You can make the very same recipe and it turns out differently (ie flat or non flat). Also temperature of ingredients but you probably new that!! Also I would agree with the butter theory.... xoxo

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hello Lovely,

I'm sure they tasted good, despite not being the perfect batch! I love pear pudding cake and stollen is a winter favourite. Pretty pinny too!

Love Sarah x

Bralliz said...

Ooh, i love the first picture! It´s really cute!!!
I think your cookies look tasty! Yummiy!

xo alice ♥

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Koralee! Thank you for such lovely comments on my pink post! How I love your blog as well. Have a marvelous Thanksgiving! Anita

becky said...

Are they flat? lol, Mine always looked that way.Oh well I dont bake that much except for a bit at Christmas time and I love it.I make greek cookies but actually my mother is the best with them.So I let her bake more,LOL.Especially baklava,I cant make it myself its difficult.


Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I make a cherry and pineapple cobbler...that is requested a lot...it's just one of those cozy, comforting desserts...and hey...a cookies a cookie...I think they look yum!

jqline said...

Dear Koralee, your cookies looks really yummie. I like baking gingerbread man cookies. :) I adore your outfit you had on with your apple crisp photo...is that your apron or a dress? I really love love it lots!
Hope your having a wonderful happy merry weekend and love to you!

Jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

My Grama's Soul said...

Flat or not - they look pretty good to me. I bet they are great with tea or coffee in the morning

Blessings,

Jo

Rose said...

What a shame they are flat. This sometimes happens if you dont preheat the oven?
I bet they still tasted lovely though.

ROse

Sandy Toes said...

I do that with my cakes! The birdie looks cute on the cookies~
sandy toe

JC said...

My Mom made cinnamon rolls and a vanilla cake. She could whip those two up in her sleep.

I'm known for banana bread. My dd told her teacher that I could .. wa la .. and there was the bread. She was in elementary school but still that made me feel good.

littlebyrd said...

I love baking cookies. And they usually turn out perfectly. But a few weeks ago they were horrible!

The Brocantess said...

I am still craving the crisp and that apron! So cute. Thank you for stopping by the blog as well!!!!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I am worthless at cooking and baking, honest. But since you asked, I adore a good old fashioned English scone. YUM.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

I'm not a great baker - just never seem to have the time really. But when I do I love Fairy Cakes... simple little sponges with icing on the top. Yum!

Love Charlotte
xx

Linda said...
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Linda said...

Your cookies look delicious...I like them flat and crispy myself. And your apple crisp sounds lovely. But what I really wanted to comment on, is the beautiful apron in the apple crisp photos. It's gorgeous...did you make it?!
Happy Monday!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Hi Koralee!!! Your cookies may not have turned out as you wanted them to but your photos are just perfect! I love your mosaic! I know you've been busy...me, too! But I wanted to stop by and wish you a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Hugs, Coralie

Kitty M said...

Hope you are having a wonderful week Koralee! I love your mosaic of photographs what a fabulous skirt (or apron) the colours and patterns are great. It looks very Anthropolgy-esque! My fave comfort dessert is sticky toffee pudding ...

Joyce said...

Of course I have made many a flat cookie and they say it is the temp or the amount of soda or powder and maybe they are not fresh. Honestly I never know why I can make a recipe 100 times and the one time I need them to be nice looking that is the time they look flat. Everyone eats them flat or puffed and some times a bit burned:) No waste in our home. I have a love of Brownies when I need a comfort thing along with a cold glass of milk. I am still laughing at the Monkey slippers because as you know I ran to Tarjay and bought out all of those Monkey slipper and now everyone I know is getting a pair for Chirstmas:)
Joyce